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Grateful Dead Live at Brendan Byrne Arena on 1989-10-11




Set 1

Good Times
Bertha
Greatest Story Ever Told
Loser
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Althea
Cassidy
Just A Little Light
Don't Ease Me In

Set 2

China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Estimated Prophet
Terrapin Station ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Wheel
All Along The Watchtower
Black Peter
Turn On Your Lovelight

Encore
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date October 11, 1989
Venue Brendan Byrne Arena
Location East Rutherford , NJ

Source Matrix mix (SBD/AUD)
Transferred by hansokolow


Notes

This is a matrix, done my hansokolow in ProTools, of these sources:

SBD: shnid=83292
SBD -> Cassette Master (TDK MA-XG90)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Tascam 122mkII) -> Apogee MiniMe (24bit/48k) ->
Samplitude Professional v8.01 -> FLAC/16
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
January 28, 2007

Patch Info:
(2) Nakamichi 300/CP4 + (2) Nakamichi 100/CP1 -> Cassette Master -> CD
Drums (4:36 - 4:54)

Notes:
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Thanks to Paul Scotton and Joani Walker for the tapes
-- Patch source recorded By Steve Cherson

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AUD: shnid= 89613
AUD: Sennheiser MD-421's > patched thru one D5 > Sony TC-D5M > Maxell
MX-90's, with no Dolby. Mics on 8-foot stand, front row of OTS.

Transfer: MAC > Nakamichi DR-8 (no Dolby) > Audiophile 2496 analog-in >
Soundforge > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC. Taped and transferred by Andrew F.

Notes:
- Mic cable problems in the left channel; the right channel cross-faded
on top of the drop-outs, as follows:
- Crowd 0:28, 0:45, 0:49, Bertha 0:32, 0:57>1:02, 1:06>1:11, 1:24, 1:38>
1:54, 2:18, 2:33>2:36, Estimated 10:56, Terrapin 1:19>1:42, 14:44>14:52,
Drums 0:00>1:14, 3:08>3:39.
- Both channels drop-out at 0:50 of LTGTR, aprx 2 seconds missing.
- Soundforge used for fades, repair drop-outs, adjust levels.
- TLH used for SBE-OK, FLAC compression, and checksums.

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My Notes: AUD source slowed down, song by song, to match the SBD source.

-Tano (hansokolow@gmail.com)

Reviews

Reviewer: sakanaband - - August 9, 2012
Subject: Innovative digi-psychedelia
Two days after the legendary Hampton shows and the band is still floating in a dazzling MIDI nebula. There is no doubt that their new digital toys inspired the band heartily. You'd have to go back to at least '77 and maybe even '72 to get find the consistent level of exploration found on this tour. I prefer spring '90 since by that time they had reigned in much of the excess of their MIDI exploration. But for sheer psychedelic splatter this tour is hard to beat.

The “Althea” is marvelous on this night. Same with “Cassidy.” In fact every single tune has something to remarkable, different or inventive except for perhaps “Good Time” and “Don’t Ease”. The “China-Rider” is not to be missed. After 10 years of nearly beating this wonderful duo into mediocrity and even borderline parody they bust out a version here that covers ground never even imagined. Both songs are just brimming with an endless flow of ideas. After the first instrumental break of “I Know You Rider” it is almost a surprise when they come back to the next verse. Listen to the crowd, they are nearly in awe.

Speaking of which, this is a superb Matrix with Phil big and bouncy, Bobby’s guitar in your face and the vocals are even as well. Garcia is playing like he is possessed by digital demons all night and singing his heart out. This is further evidence of this brief and glorious period in later GD history when Garcia was clean and his playing was inspired night after glorious night. This run at the Meadowlands is all truly superb. I believe that it doesn’t nearly get the recognition it deserves due to the brutally sad tragedy surrounding this run: the murder of Adam Katz that has never been solved. Being on tour at this time was especially unsettling. Most of us realized it could have just as easily been ourselves. In a sense, it was. In retrospect, this was foreshadowing of the tragic passing of Brent Mydland who was so f**king hot on this tour and the next that even Garcia had a hard time keeping up. His contribution was so powerful that the fall of ’91, with the start of the pitiful and laughable Vinnie era, it seemed like half the band was gone. Even adding the more than capable two hands of Bruce Hornsby could not fill that hole. The rest was a brutal decline that ended 17 year ago today. [JGB remained excellent, though!]

Anyway, despite the weird energy of these shows and this tour, these are simply amazing on a musical level. The band was at least in the stratosphere every night and sometimes in another galaxy and at the best times they catapulted us into different universes and dimensions. God Bless the Grateful Dead! I miss that Fat Man. Jeez.




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